By Christopher Nam, Ramsey Al-Khalil, Halsey Friedel, Sanket Prabhu, and Jordan Cirocco
This page delves into the top stories from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, offering highlights and providing lessons for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
In this section, we have a historical review of all of the aspects leading up to the French’s disastrous 2010 World Cup. Furthermore, we look into the potential factors caused this melt down and what things to avoid to prevent it from happening again, not only for France but for any potential World Cup Team.
This section discusses the influence of the 2010 World Cup on the decision to implement Goal Line Technology for the 2014 World Cup. The page offers a historical context of FIFA’s stance on the debate leading up to the “perfect storm” of referee mistakes that forced FIFA to reopen the debate for Goal Line Technology.
In this page, we analyze the entire journey of Spain’s first World Cup title, from their qualification campaign to the political and economic effects that Spain experienced after such a monumental win. We also provide some commentary on how the lessons learned in 2010 can be applied to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Here, we discuss the buildup to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa through social and economic lenses. Included is a survey of the tournament’s effects on unemployment, relocation, xenophobia, and other issues in the hostnation.
In this section, we consider the introduction, lifetime, and aftermath of the vuvuzela and Jabulani during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Using these events as examples, we offer our thoughts on the roles the caxirola and Brazuca will play this summer in Brazil.